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Vilas County Clean Boats, Clean Waters Volunteers - 2011 Landing Blitz (3)

Vilas County Clean Boats, Clean Waters Volunteers - 2011 Landing Blitz (3)

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For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Quality
Aquatic Invasive Species Contacts

Landing Blitz 2011 Makes A Big Splash

The 2011 Landing Blitz took place over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, from June 30 to July 4.  This year's event was a true team effort featuring; Clean Boats, Clean Waters inspectors, DNR staff and wardens, WI SeaGrant interns, and UW Oshkosh interns all conducting boat inspections and sharing AIS prevention information at over 90 water bodies!  Inspectors did a great job of demonstrating the required steps for boaters, providing "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" stickers for boaters to place on their trailers, handing out towels, and  educating others on the importance of AIS prevention.   The Blitz also received a great deal of news coverage, which helps to spread AIS education to the general public and boaters who were not inspected over the course of the weekend.  Over 40 news agencies featured the Landing Blitz as a part of their content, and AIS prevention even appeared on 9 different TV news networks across the state! Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in this year's Landing Blitz.  Your efforts are invaluable to protecting the beautiful natural resources that Wisconsin has to offer.

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